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U by Kotex Sleek Tampons have been recalled in the United States and Canada after reports of women finding tampon pieces being left in their bodies (um, excuse me?).

There have been reports of tampons “unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body,” according to a statement by Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Kimberly-Clark has recalled all products manufactured between October 7, 2016, and October 16, 2018, as well as products that were distributed between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018. Retailers have also been advised to remove the tampons from its shelves.

If you have U by Kotex Sleek Tampons (Regular Absorbency) stocked in your bathroom cabinet, it’s highly advised that you stop using it and to also seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms such as vaginal injury, irritation, urogenital infections, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.

If you’ve been affected by the recalled products, you can call the Kimberly-Clark Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. CT and 7 p.m. CT weekdays. Any related reactions to the recalled products can be reported by health care professionals in the United States to MedWatch and in Canada to Health Canada.

xx, The FabFitFun Team